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Devolution, revolutions, nations and geopolitics
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Sense of Place

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From Prof. Seth Dixon,

Seth Dixon's insight: he argues that American architecture and urban planning are not creating public places that encourage interaction and communal engagement.  We should create more distinct places that foster a sense of place that is 'worth fighting for,' as opposed to suburbia which he sees as emblematic of these problems. 

 

Question to Ponder: How should we design cities to create a strong sense of place?  What elements are necessary? 

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Cities in numbers: how patterns of urban growth change the world

Cities in numbers: how patterns of urban growth change the world | Political and Urban Organization of Space | Scoop.it
Beneath the crude statistic that the world is heading towards 70% urbanisation by 2050 lie regional differences in demographic, economic and environmental change. LSE Cities’ Urban Age programme takes a deeper look at the data
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The rise of megacities – interactive

The rise of megacities – interactive | Political and Urban Organization of Space | Scoop.it
By 2025, the developing world will be home to 29 megacities. We explore the latest UN estimates and forecasts on the growth of these 'cities on steroids'
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What is the oldest city in the world?

What is the oldest city in the world? | Political and Urban Organization of Space | Scoop.it
Mark Twain declared that the Indian city of Varanasi was older than history, tradition and legend. He was, of course, wrong. So which exactly is the world’s most ancient continuously inhabited city?
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How Containerization Shaped the Modern World

Sometimes a single unlikely idea can have massive impact across the world. Sir Harold Evans, the author of They Made America, describes how frustration drove...
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Can You Name the 10 Smallest Countries in the World?

Can You Name the 10 Smallest Countries in the World? | Political and Urban Organization of Space | Scoop.it
A photo gallery of the world's ten smallest countries, from 0.2 square miles on up to 115 square miles, these ten smallest countries are microstates. A photo gallery from the About.com expert Geography GuideSite.
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The steep costs of living so far apart from each other

The steep costs of living so far apart from each other | Political and Urban Organization of Space | Scoop.it
A new study warns that sprawl is costing the U.S. $1 trillion a year
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A ‘nationwide gentrification effect’ is segregating us by education

A ‘nationwide gentrification effect’ is segregating us by education | Political and Urban Organization of Space | Scoop.it
College graduates are sorting themselves into cities increasingly out of reach of everyone else.
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Japan's biggest slum not on maps or in film fest

Japan's biggest slum not on maps or in film fest | Political and Urban Organization of Space | Scoop.it
Japan's biggest slum is visible just blocks from bustling restaurants and shops in Osaka, the country's second-largest city. But it cannot be found on official maps.
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9 Maps That Should Outrage Southerners

9 Maps That Should Outrage Southerners | Political and Urban Organization of Space | Scoop.it
Look, there are lots of things to love about the South. It's clean and quiet. There's delicious food, good people and often amazing weather. But that's exactly why it makes us so sad to think about all the ways in which the region is struggling today...
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Cincinnati, Ohio -- National Geographic Traveler

Cincinnati, Ohio -- National Geographic Traveler | Political and Urban Organization of Space | Scoop.it
Rich in heritage and ambition, a classic American melting pot bubbles up.
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Why Can't The Former Soviet Republics Figure Out Democracy?

Why Can't The Former Soviet Republics Figure Out Democracy? | Political and Urban Organization of Space | Scoop.it
Ukraine is the latest bloody example of an ex-Soviet republic unable to build a stable political system. Despite more than 20 years of independence, most of these countries still face autocratic rule.
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Mapping Every Disputed Territory in the World

Mapping Every Disputed Territory in the World | Political and Urban Organization of Space | Scoop.it
Palestine.  Crimea.  Kashmir.  The Islamic State.Some of the biggest geopolitical events in the world are centered around disputed territories, land whose sovereignty is claimed by more than one nation / occupying power.At the other extreme, some territorial disputes involve land that would seem entirely worthless. The U.K., Iceland, and Denmark all assert ownership of Rockall Island, an 8,000 square […]
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This map shows the world's fastest growing cities

This map shows the world's fastest growing cities | Political and Urban Organization of Space | Scoop.it
Have you heard of Shenzhen, China? In 2025, it will be home to over 12 million people.
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China’s Pearl River Delta overtakes Tokyo as world’s largest megacity

China’s Pearl River Delta overtakes Tokyo as world’s largest megacity | Political and Urban Organization of Space | Scoop.it
Several hundred million more people are expected to move to cities in East Asia over the next 20 years as economies shift from agriculture to manufacturing and services, according to a World Bank report
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Rust Belt rebirth: a $17,500 Cincinnati old home renewal

It’s become difficult to afford urban living in places like San Francisco, New York or even Portland, but there is an alternative. In Rust Belt cities like P...
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Canada on mission to map Arctic, lay claim to broader boundaries

Canada on mission to map Arctic, lay claim to broader boundaries | Political and Urban Organization of Space | Scoop.it
Canada has dispatched two icebreakers to map the Arctic seabed beneath the North Pole to support a bid to extend the country's maritime territory deeper into the waterways at the top of the world.
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How New Countries Gain Independence

Secession movements seem to be everywhere: from the Kurds in Iraq, to pro-Russian Ukrainian separatists, to Scotland's aim to break up the UK. How does seces...
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Why Somaliland is not a recognised state

Why Somaliland is not a recognised state | Political and Urban Organization of Space | Scoop.it
SOMALILAND, a slim slice of Somali-inhabited territory on the southern shore of the Gulf of Aden, ticks almost all the boxes of statehood. It has its own currency, a...
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Rural towns, businesses join forces to help workers live closer to their jobs

Rural towns, businesses join forces to help workers live closer to their jobs | Political and Urban Organization of Space | Scoop.it
To generate more housing in Jackson, Minn., AgCo has partnered with the city and two regional housing agencies on a plan to build 48 townhouse units on 7 acres of land.
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Barrett Baughn's curator insight, May 27, 2015 8:12 AM

This article talks about a small town in Jackson, Minnesota where an agricultural companyy has vertically integrated into their society. This company does provide jobs however it is limiting the amount of growth and health in the area. Instead of having something like organic farms these companies and taking over rural areas across the nation because it's cheap and effective. 

 

This is apart of our agriculture unit. It is also a prime example of vertical integration where companies start to take over the entire industry of agriculture. So instead of different parties growing, packaging, distributing, etc. it is all done by one company. 

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China Has Accomplished Something In Global Trade Not Seen Since Colonial Britain

China Has Accomplished Something In Global Trade Not Seen Since Colonial Britain | Political and Urban Organization of Space | Scoop.it
China is a true mega trader.
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Mineral Wells down to 400-day supply of water | Local News | Star-Telegram.com

Mineral Wells down to 400-day supply of water | Local News | Star-Telegram.com | Political and Urban Organization of Space | Scoop.it
The city’s water woes are the latest example that problems gripping other parts of the state are creeping closer to Dallas-Fort Worth.
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How It All Began: A Cold War Battle Heats Up

How It All Began: A Cold War Battle Heats Up | Political and Urban Organization of Space | Scoop.it
Three core factors led to the chaos in Ukraine: a broken promise between a leader and his people, a lingering Cold War-era fight, and public outrage at the government’s response to protests.
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